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it continues to cause floodsing in upper new england. this is in from vermont where they turned streams into fast moving rivers. 14 people quickly evacuate and much of the eastern seaboard suffered downed trees and power outages. the flooding is causing problems tonight. in new york the subway is still shut down and transportation leaders warn that tomorrow's commute will be difficult at the
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very best we have a live report from nbc's steve handelsman in new york. we want to go to sfo where dozens of flights were canceled because of hurricane irene. hello, monty. >> reporter: good evening. here at sfo, a total of 87 departing flights were canceled and 46 of those flights were canceled today. all weekend long passengers have been scrambling to book other flights. all the airlines have been flying to locations on the east coast such as washington, d.c., baltimore and philadelphia the first flight is the red eye. there is a huge back up and thousands of people getting back to the east coast, some are being told they will wait several days to get out of here. we found one woman inside here at the united counter trying to get back to new jersey.
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she was told she couldn't get a flight until saturday. >> i know it's mother nature and they probably have nothing to do with it, but i hope they can try to get organized. >> i missed my vacation with my daughter and i missed changing the flights and i said come hell or high water. my daughter is having a staycation which is not the same thing. >> reporter: tomorrow the airs are planning a full schedule. there two cancellations from sfo to newark and to jfk. it will take a matter of days to fully recover from this. nbc bay area news. >> one of the things that this didn't have the east coast travel. the ripple effect. >> we thought dozens of delayed flights not on the east coast,
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the situation is right different. such as hawaii and houston and oregon seem to be running on time. it seems like the airlines have been able to fix that part of the problem. >> good to know. thanks a lot, monty. >> we are keeping track of irene's past. >> downgraded to a tropical storm, they made landfall. drier air working on the back of the system, weakening in time for landfall. it's still a potent system, a tropical storm with 50 mile per hour sustained winds and near the center, it's still very blustery around new york city and the winds shifting towards the north and northwest. the center of the storm is on the border between vermont and new hampshire. mainly a big wind maker. the rain continues to push north through portions of maine. looks like the system will be about 12 to 24-hours to exit
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completely. they will be back in a few minutes to talk about our weather which is looking very, very quiet in comparison. >> from air national guard reservives, they loaded a plane ready in the wake of irene when the mission was canceled this morning. the 129 unit had two helicopters and 50 crew members and life-saving equipment loaded on to a plane. they planned to fly to mcguire airport when the mission was called off. >> this mission today, we had about 50 personnel deploying to new jersey. the 40 sent today will not be sent in time. >> as he mentioned, the crew members helped with the storm system and have been focusing on problems caused by floodwaters in the new jersey area.
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while there wasn't as much need as expected for search and rescue crews on the ground, there is still plenty of damage on the east coast. steve handelsman joins us with a look from new york city. hello, steve. >> reporter: hello, diane. here on time square, it looks like we are back to normal here. this place is crowded with tourists. hardly thinking of the hurricane, but even though the death toll is reported to be at 20 and could go higher, this could have been far worse. that's the assessment here in new york and up and down the east coast. starting the clean up, this was central park. new york is draining tonight. rhode island is taking stock. >> not as bad as we expected. much better. >> irene was a full-fledged cat one hurricane. this was long island this morning. >> pandemonium pretty much. crazy. >> at least 15 people were
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reported killed from florida to new england. many by falling trees last night and today. flooding extended far inland near philadelphia. some rivers are still reported rising. now many of the million who is evacuated want to see if there is damage. hazel lowe in new york city. >> there were power outages and i don't know what to believe. >> charlie jones in north carolina. >> pay won't let us back in. you have to have a reenter pass. >> power out in maryland and half a million in north carolina and pennsylvania. many are not being allowed home. the feds expect second-guessing. >> yes, there is a lot of people saying why do i have to evacuate. >> the 300,000 plus were allowed back and the mayor defended the city's first ever forced evacuation. >> all in all, we are in good
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shape. the steps that we took to prepare for whatever came our way. >> president obama praised the coordinated storm response. >> as i told governors and mayors across the affected areas, if they need something,y want to know about it. we will make sure we respond as quickly and effectively as possible. >> the whole east coast is in good shape after a three-day assault by hurricane irene. the main danger remaining from irene is her torrential rains. rivers that are still rising, diane, and floods could get worse. >> absolutely. thanks, steve. we are hearing that tomorrow's commute in new york city can be challenging. any advice on how people are supposed to get to work or not do that tomorrow? what's up? >> reporter: the problem is the subways have not reopened. the problem with that is some of the subway tubes sustained flooding. they have to inspect it all. high voltage down there and old,
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old subway tunnels that do this and in the low areas, there could be water. they will come back online one at a time. that's the problem getting into and out of new york. getting into and out of the east coast is different and maybe worse. air travel has been utterly snarled by three days, four days of a big hurricane. something like 11,000 flights have been canceled. the airlines for obvious reasons took most of the aircraft out of the east coast. now it will be reset up with an enormous backlog of people who want to fly and get out of places like new york and already we are looking at a back up. they are saying if you book a flight now. you may not get out of new york until wednesday. >> we had similar stories hereof lks trying to get back not until saturday. thanks very much. >> stay with us for continuing coverage of tropical storm irene on air and online.
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you can head to nbc bay area and click on the weather tab for up to the minute information. up next at 6:00, the growing debate over the safety of raiders fans and versus niners fans. you might be surprised by the security history for both teams. we will have a live report. the seemingly ordinary los altos house that became more of a tourist attraction than ever last week. we'll explain why. another bart protest planned at tomorrow evening's commute. deme
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more than police opposition.
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raiders fans may feel like trouble makers with all the police presence. they were prompt bide last weekend's violence at candlestick. a look for it.
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>> they are tired of getting a bad rap. they are sad about what happened last week. it is unfortunate, but those are trouble makers causing a problem, not raiders fans. true raiders fans come to the team to enjoy the sport and good company. they also drew attention that the rules that were just implemented at candlestick park yesterday had been in place for years now. these are rules this is one that put them in. the alameda county sheriff worked closely with oakland police and the raiders to coordinate the effort. raiders fans say they were upset to hear about the violence that happened at the raiders and niners game. that's the preseason game between the two teams.
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>> i think the rivalry is too hard and nobody has control. i don't think it's a good thing. >> true fans, we have been looking for six years and never had problems. with the raider and niner game, i brought friends and family. we have all come down here for a good time. >> i would rather see them continue to play. you see them three or four years. it's nice to see them on a regular basis oakland made significant security improvements over several years and according to him and fans made a very big difference. here tailgaters are allowed in five hours before the game starts. as you can see, it cleared out now that the game started. there were stragglers, but we saw police and security quickly come around to chlorthem out and make sure they are at the game and if they don't have a ticket, they leave.
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nbc bay area news. >> still ahead, the chance of the two uc berkeley graduates jailed in iran released as part of ramadan is slirm by the day.
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we will have an update
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blap anotherbart protest is expected to cause more traffic problems. the hammer group called for another demonstration in san francisco at 5:00 p.m. this time the members are planning to continue to demand that bart disbands the force due to recent police shootings of oscar grant and charles hill. many riders are frustrated with all the demonstrations. >> i don't think it's necessary for them to do it every week as
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a statement. it is destructive for my coworkers to have to go to the east bay. bart is closing not only civic center, but montgomery and embarcadero. they are stranding a lot of people. >> freeways are clogged as well. anonymous will protest the decision to turn off the cell phone service on the trains and underground. the lawyer for two american hikers sentenced to eight years in prison on spying charges in iran is filing an appeal today. shane bauer, josh fattal and sarah shourd were detain and shourd was released on bail and did not return. the men were sentenced to years for espionage and illegal entry. the lawyer told the associated press the appeal could be granted immediately or take up to two months to be processed. there is hope that the pair might be pardoned. the sentence was handed down during ramadan when court
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traditionally show compassion. pardons are issued on the last day. ramadan ends this tuesday. the story of steve jobs inventing the apple computer in his garage is well-known. his boyhood home has been a magnet for tourists especially now that he stepped down as apple ceo. george kiriyama reports from los altos >> this home on chris drive in los altos is a meky for techies. for those who are just plain curious. it was here steve jobs grew up and in this garage where apple was born. >> we are from australia. >> jeff brent and his 16-year-old son had to stop by. they are here from australia on a silicon valley tour and no stop is complete without a visit to the famous garage. >> it's amazing. i am blown away. it's really inspiring. >> it's hard to put that into perspective.
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that whole start is in somebody's garage. >> they are two of many tourist who is took pictures of the home and garage where steve jobs created the apple computer. their visit was more mandatory when they heard jobs stepped down. >> we were planning to come, but we had to make sure we got here today. it's on our must do list. >> the neighbors knew him as a young boy. they are used to strangers taking photos of the famous home across the street. >> some of the times i would go out and say would you like me to take your picture in front of the garage. they like that. >> they are true apple believers. the gadget is the offspring of the computer born in their garage. >> he had a vision, an idea. it's inspiring >> nbc bay area news. >> wouldn't it be weird? you are living in the house and
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people are taking pictures? it will be turned into a museum for sure. >> los altos is already pricey real estate. you can imagine owning that home. live pictures from san francisco. transamerica. we have the fog rolling in. the marine layer. here's a look at the top side picture and we didn't burn things off along the coast. not great beach weather, but inland warmed up nicely. highs into the 90s. in livermore and 83 in sunnyvale. 78 in redwood city. i thought it would get warmer in san francisco. it was 64. tomorrow a touch warmer on the coast. here's a look at the headlines they were talking about the fog that was thick on highway 1 and 101 later tonight. warm again tomorrow. the beaches continued gray, but a little bit more sunshine and a
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cool down. not much going on. i will show you what is happening in the upper levels of the atmosphere. high pressure for now, but another drop across the eastern pacific. it will be across northern california by tuesday into wednesday. i am anticipating a cool down. not dramatic, but it will be cooler around the middle of the week. drizzle and patchy fog. low clouds inland. tomorrow temperatures will be pretty much the same as what we saw today. low to mid 80s around san jose and 88 in los gatos. comfortable. red city and san mateo. can you imagine near 70 degrees. 82 in kentfield. santa rosa, mid 80s. here's the extended forecast. not bad at all. night and morning with low clouds and fog. cooler as i mentioned through the middle of the week.
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a light warming trend into labor day weekend. >> i did research. steve jobs's stepmother lives there. lived there for 20 years or longer than that probably. >> coming up, how this plane ended up on a highway south of napa this afternoon.
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cruised along the highway a little bit too blap a planecrashed on to highway 29 south of napa. the plane made the emergency landing before 1:00 as you can see here. the photographer was on the scene and took the pictures and said the plane was having trouble landing. clearly. he reports it scraping along the highway and clipping the back end of a car as well. the plane came to rest as you can see. two people on the plane were able to walk away from the crash. the person in the car was injured and had just minor injuries. now for a look at what's coming up in sports.
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let's go to dave from comcast spores net. what's going on? >> the giants trying to gain ground in the nl west. we will take you to the park. matt cain tried to keep the giants into the race. it was a thriller. speaking of thrillers. a fantastic finish at the final of the col wth unore yorstemgsro fs the youngsters from california. theyjapan.
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we will take you to williamsport blap in thecomcast studios, the
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giants opened at&t park. they kept them around and a good long while. i don't envy the bleacher cleaners. we take you to extra innings at at&t park. the tenth inning giants got a run when mark derosa had the base knocked down the right field line. he scores and giants tie the game at three. derosa called out and tried to stretch it into a double. they would show it was close. he argues deep and get ejected. still tied up when matt downs the former giant and comes up the middle to score jose. downs would get caught on the base pass and the damage is done. astros go ahead 4-3. the giants squander an opportunity with the tying run on second in the 11th. astros win and gutierrez has more from china basin. >> after an 11-inning dogfight sunday, the giants's offense once again came up short in a one-run loss to houston.
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>> we have to win the game. we made mistakes with pitches there. i don't know how many they got nobody will be able to dominate it doesn't work that way those guys are out there playing hard. he had a final way to win you can't expect to win the games. you want to win them. >> in an intense game with multiple come backs, the giants couldn't catch a break. arguing a controversial call that could have kept the winning run in scoring position. >> i thought it was safe. it's a tough call. you hold the bag. momentum and whatever it takes. you got my left hand back on it.
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a huge play trying to get to second. carlos coming up >> try to go out there and winning games. we come here every day to play hard. >> the giants end up splitting the-game series with houston. san francisco has not won a home series since late july. that's a trend they hope turns around on monday when the cubs come into town. i'm gutierrez for nbc bay area. >> the diamondbacks won on sunday. how about the little league world series. california with a walk off win over japan. they win it 2-1. their seventh little league title. clearly those kids are a long ways from college. congratulations for wining it in
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williamsport. >> they are still very, very talented. thanks for choosing the bay area at 6:00. tonight at 11:00 and until then,

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